The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the UK that had Security Analyst featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 22 January 2017 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

3 months to
22 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Security Analyst
UK
Rank 347 322 396
Rank change year-on-year
-25 +74
Contract jobs requiring a Security Analyst 251 337 228
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.57% 0.66% 0.45%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.60% 0.70% 0.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 179 220 161
Median daily rate £413 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% +6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £289 £338 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £526 £525 £563
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £425 £370
% change year-on-year
-5.88% +14.86%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 3 1
Median hourly rate £36.75 £32.00 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+14.84% -8.57%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.75 £32.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+14.84% -8.57%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised across the UK. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of contract jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
41742 48106 48047
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.76% 94.76% 94.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 27155 30643 30207
Median daily rate £425 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £588 £570
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+4.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1485 1758 1889
Median hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% +6.06%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.13 £10.88 £10.59
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.50 £47.50 £38.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
- +9.37%

Security Analyst
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of IT contracts that featured Security Analyst in the job title.

Security Analyst Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Security Analyst
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Security Analyst within the UK.

Security Analyst Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Security Analyst
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Security Analyst within the UK over the 3 months to 22 January 2017.

Security Analyst Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Security Analyst
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Security Analyst within the UK.

Security Analyst Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Security Analyst
Hourly Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Security Analyst within the UK over the 3 months to 22 January 2017.

Security Analyst Hourly Rate Histogram in the UK

Security Analyst
Top 30 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Security Analyst within the UK over the 3 months to 22 January 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -20 226 £413 -2.94% 55
London 0 126 £425 -5.55% 15
South East -33 29 £350 -17.64% 14
City of London +4 28 £450 +1.69% 4
South West +26 22 £413 +17.85% 4
Scotland +9 18 £413 +3.12% 2
Wiltshire - 15 £413 -
East of England -16 13 £325 -23.52% 1
North West +21 12 £386 +14.44% 7
Edinburgh +17 12 £413 +3.12%
West Midlands -1 11 £369 -21.95% 8
Manchester +19 10 £400 +18.51% 5
Hampshire +2 10 £325 -23.52% 2
Essex +1 9 £295 +9.25%
Yorkshire +4 8 £375 -17.58% 5
Milton Keynes +1 8 £405 -16.92% 4
Buckinghamshire -4 8 £405 -16.92% 4
Shropshire - 8 £375 -
Swindon - 8 £413 -
Bristol 0 7 £363 +3.57% 2
Telford - 7 £375 -
Glasgow -1 6 £386 -4.03% 1
Wales - 6 £335 -
South Wales - 6 £335 -
East Midlands +6 5 £538 +6.17% 1
Cardiff - 5 £320 -
West Yorkshire +19 4 £375 -11.76% 5
Berkshire 0 4 £275 -40.54% 2
Surrey +11 3 £488 +21.87% 3
Sheffield -10 3 £450 -1.09%

Security Analyst Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 January 2017, Security Analyst contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads featuring Security Analyst in the job title.

1 300 (51.19%) Information Security
2 212 (36.18%) Cybersecurity
3 174 (29.69%) SIEM
4 164 (27.99%) CISSP
5 155 (26.45%) Finance
6 154 (26.28%) Firewall
7 98 (16.72%) Security Operations
8 96 (16.38%) Windows
9 80 (13.65%) CISM
9 80 (13.65%) Analytical Skills
10 78 (13.31%) Security Cleared
11 77 (13.14%) Network Security
11 77 (13.14%) Splunk
12 75 (12.80%) ISO/IEC 27001
12 75 (12.80%) Banking
13 69 (11.77%) Unix
14 68 (11.60%) Risk Management
14 68 (11.60%) Incident Management
15 66 (11.26%) SC Cleared
16 64 (10.92%) Management Information System
17 63 (10.75%) Vulnerability Management
18 60 (10.24%) Linux
19 59 (10.07%) Security Monitoring
20 58 (9.90%) Degree
21 57 (9.73%) TCP/IP
22 56 (9.56%) Intrusion Detection
22 56 (9.56%) Security Operations Centre
23 49 (8.36%) Vulnerability Assessment
24 46 (7.85%) VPN
24 46 (7.85%) ITIL

Security Analyst Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 12 (2.05%) SharePoint
2 5 (0.85%) Confluence
3 4 (0.68%) Elasticsearch
4 2 (0.34%) WebSphere
5 1 (0.17%) CMS
5 1 (0.17%) MS Exchange
5 1 (0.17%) nginx
5 1 (0.17%) OpenStack
5 1 (0.17%) SAS
5 1 (0.17%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 18 (3.07%) MS Excel
1 18 (3.07%) MS Visio
2 13 (2.22%) MS Office
3 7 (1.19%) MS PowerPoint
4 5 (0.85%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 15 (2.56%) SAP GRC
2 4 (0.68%) SAP R/3
3 1 (0.17%) SAP GTS
3 1 (0.17%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 7 (1.19%) Office 365
2 5 (0.85%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (0.51%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (0.51%) Mimecast
4 2 (0.34%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (0.17%) IaaS
5 1 (0.17%) IBM Blueworks
5 1 (0.17%) PaaS
5 1 (0.17%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 154 (26.28%) Firewall
2 77 (13.14%) Network Security
3 57 (9.73%) TCP/IP
4 56 (9.56%) Intrusion Detection
5 46 (7.85%) VPN
6 41 (7.00%) WAN
7 39 (6.66%) LAN
8 21 (3.58%) Internet
9 18 (3.07%) HTTP
9 18 (3.07%) VoIP
10 13 (2.22%) DNS
11 10 (1.71%) Intranet
12 9 (1.54%) Cisco ASA
12 9 (1.54%) SSL
12 9 (1.54%) TACACS
13 7 (1.19%) Wireless
14 5 (0.85%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
14 5 (0.85%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
14 5 (0.85%) WLAN
15 4 (0.68%) DMZ
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (2.05%) Redis
2 11 (1.88%) SQL Server
3 7 (1.19%) Big Data
3 7 (1.19%) BusinessObjects
4 5 (0.85%) MS Access
5 2 (0.34%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
5 2 (0.34%) DB2
5 2 (0.34%) SAP BW
6 1 (0.17%) GIS
6 1 (0.17%) MongoDB
6 1 (0.17%) MySQL
6 1 (0.17%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 5 (0.85%) JIRA
2 2 (0.34%) Jenkins
2 2 (0.34%) Metasploit
3 1 (0.17%) AppScan
3 1 (0.17%) Burp Suite
3 1 (0.17%) CircleCI
3 1 (0.17%) eCATT
3 1 (0.17%) Git (software)
3 1 (0.17%) LSMW
3 1 (0.17%) Travis CI
3 1 (0.17%) Visual Studio
General
1 155 (26.45%) Finance
2 75 (12.80%) Banking
3 30 (5.12%) Retail
4 26 (4.44%) Legal
5 24 (4.10%) Telecoms
6 10 (1.71%) Financial Institution
7 8 (1.37%) Manufacturing
8 4 (0.68%) Law
8 4 (0.68%) Pharmaceutical
9 3 (0.51%) Automotive
9 3 (0.51%) Local Government
9 3 (0.51%) Marketing
10 2 (0.34%) Advertising
10 2 (0.34%) Investment Banking
10 2 (0.34%) Retail Banking
11 1 (0.17%) Billing
11 1 (0.17%) Electronics
11 1 (0.17%) Games
11 1 (0.17%) Military
11 1 (0.17%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (3.92%) ELK Stack
2 13 (2.22%) Web Services
3 10 (1.71%) RESTful
4 3 (0.51%) Regular Expression
5 2 (0.34%) SAML
6 1 (0.17%) .NET
6 1 (0.17%) 802.1X
6 1 (0.17%) J2EE
6 1 (0.17%) Middleware
6 1 (0.17%) OAuth
6 1 (0.17%) OpenID
6 1 (0.17%) REST
6 1 (0.17%) SAP XI
Miscellaneous
1 80 (13.65%) Analytical Skills
2 64 (10.92%) Management Information System
3 56 (9.56%) Security Operations Centre
4 26 (4.44%) Cyberthreat
5 22 (3.75%) Data Centre
6 21 (3.58%) Cyber Attack
7 18 (3.07%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 17 (2.90%) Computer Science
9 12 (2.05%) Cryptography
10 10 (1.71%) SWIFT
11 8 (1.37%) Cyber Defence
11 8 (1.37%) iSeries
11 8 (1.37%) Tandem
12 7 (1.19%) PKI
12 7 (1.19%) Reference Data
13 6 (1.02%) Equities
13 6 (1.02%) Fixed Income
14 3 (0.51%) Data Protection Act
14 3 (0.51%) Driving Licence
15 2 (0.34%) Fintech
Operating Systems
1 96 (16.38%) Windows
2 69 (11.77%) Unix
3 60 (10.24%) Linux
4 8 (1.37%) OpenVMS
5 7 (1.19%) Windows Server
6 3 (0.51%) Windows 7
7 2 (0.34%) zOS
8 1 (0.17%) AIX
8 1 (0.17%) Mac OS X
8 1 (0.17%) Windows Server 2003
8 1 (0.17%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 300 (51.19%) Information Security
2 212 (36.18%) Cybersecurity
3 174 (29.69%) SIEM
4 98 (16.72%) Security Operations
5 68 (11.60%) Incident Management
5 68 (11.60%) Risk Management
6 63 (10.75%) Vulnerability Management
7 59 (10.07%) Security Monitoring
8 49 (8.36%) Vulnerability Assessment
9 46 (7.85%) Business Analysis
9 46 (7.85%) ITIL
10 43 (7.34%) Penetration Testing
11 32 (5.46%) Data Protection
12 31 (5.29%) Stakeholder Management
13 30 (5.12%) Data Analysis
13 30 (5.12%) Risk Assessment
14 29 (4.95%) Vulnerability Scanning
15 28 (4.78%) Forensic Analysis
15 28 (4.78%) Malware Analysis
16 26 (4.44%) Data Loss Prevention
Programming Languages
1 41 (7.00%) Python
2 29 (4.95%) SQL
3 24 (4.10%) C#
4 17 (2.90%) Java
5 12 (2.05%) PowerShell
6 8 (1.37%) VB
7 7 (1.19%) Perl
7 7 (1.19%) PHP
8 6 (1.02%) C
9 5 (0.85%) C++
9 5 (0.85%) Shell Script
10 3 (0.51%) VBA
11 1 (0.17%) Ruby
11 1 (0.17%) Scala
Qualifications
1 164 (27.99%) CISSP
2 80 (13.65%) CISM
3 78 (13.31%) Security Cleared
4 66 (11.26%) SC Cleared
5 58 (9.90%) Degree
6 45 (7.68%) CISA
7 29 (4.95%) CEH
7 29 (4.95%) SANS
8 23 (3.92%) GCIH
9 21 (3.58%) GIAC
10 17 (2.90%) Cisco Certification
10 17 (2.90%) GCIA
11 16 (2.73%) SSCP
12 12 (2.05%) CLAS
12 12 (2.05%) GCFA
13 11 (1.88%) CCNA
13 11 (1.88%) CISMP
14 9 (1.54%) CCSA
15 8 (1.37%) ISEB
16 7 (1.19%) Network+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 75 (12.80%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 36 (6.14%) PCI DSS
3 11 (1.88%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 10 (1.71%) COBIT
5 9 (1.54%) SLA
6 4 (0.68%) GDPR
7 3 (0.51%) GxP
7 3 (0.51%) ISAE 3402
7 3 (0.51%) ISO27002
8 2 (0.34%) HIPAA
8 2 (0.34%) QA
9 1 (0.17%) Data Quality
9 1 (0.17%) Government Security Classifications
9 1 (0.17%) GPG13
System Software
1 24 (4.10%) VMware Infrastructure
2 19 (3.24%) Active Directory
3 12 (2.05%) VMware ESX
4 9 (1.54%) BitLocker
4 9 (1.54%) RACF
5 1 (0.17%) Microsoft App-V
5 1 (0.17%) ProxySG
5 1 (0.17%) Snort
5 1 (0.17%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 34 (5.80%) QRadar
2 20 (3.41%) Nessus
3 14 (2.39%) Kibana
3 14 (2.39%) logstash
3 14 (2.39%) McAfee ePO
4 13 (2.22%) Host Intrusion Detection System
4 13 (2.22%) Network Intrusion Detection System
5 9 (1.54%) CSIRT
6 8 (1.37%) SCCM
7 6 (1.02%) Nmap
7 6 (1.02%) RSA enVision
8 5 (0.85%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
9 4 (0.68%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
9 4 (0.68%) Computer Incident Response Team
9 4 (0.68%) Endace
9 4 (0.68%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
10 3 (0.51%) Nexpose
10 3 (0.51%) RSA Security Analytics
11 2 (0.34%) HP Fortify
12 1 (0.17%) OpenIDM
Vendors
1 77 (13.14%) Splunk
2 45 (7.68%) Cisco
2 45 (7.68%) Microsoft
3 38 (6.48%) LogRhythm
4 34 (5.80%) Intel Security
5 33 (5.63%) VMware
6 31 (5.29%) CheckPoint
7 24 (4.10%) Palo Alto
8 22 (3.75%) SAP
9 21 (3.58%) Qualys
9 21 (3.58%) Symantec
10 19 (3.24%) IBM
11 17 (2.90%) Apple
11 17 (2.90%) ArcSight
12 16 (2.73%) Sourcefire
13 14 (2.39%) F5
14 13 (2.22%) Juniper
15 12 (2.05%) Fortinet
16 11 (1.88%) Brocade
17 10 (1.71%) ScanSafe
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